Monday, October 24, 2011

Gesture Drawing...

Remember, it's easy to tighten up a loose drawing, hard to bring back that loose feel into a tight drawing...

Friday, October 21, 2011

Alexi Worth from Visual & Critical Studies on Vimeo.

Very interesting lecture on the perception of realism in figure painting...and other things...

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

John Raynes Figure Drawing Demo

It's always good to review the basics, and John Raynes is definitely more qualified than most.  He has a book from 2007 called "Complete Anatomy and Figure Drawing" which I found so clear and useful, I bought myself a copy.  I believe you might find a copy at O'Mahoney's if you're in Limerick.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Watch David Downtown Draw...

Interesting process, eh?

Notice how he does a basic exploratory drawing first, then a fancy shmancy tracing on top.  Very cool.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Drawings and woodcuts

Thought i'd include some woodcuts I have been working on just for something different. A few more drawings to post yet :-)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Ever get stuck with the details?

Check out this post from James Gurney's blog...Basically making the point about the danger of going into detailed contour drawing before setting up the big shapes.  Very cool.

It's extremely easy to lose sense of proportion and alignment when focusing on the wee details...I find myself doing it all the time, especially with faces!